2006 Session

Budget Amendments - HB30 (Member Request)

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Chief Patron: Hamilton
At-Risk Four-Year-Olds Preschool Program

Item 135 #23h

Item 135 #23h

First Year - FY2007 Second Year - FY2008
Education: Elementary and Secondary
Direct Aid To Public Education FY2007 $6,544,377 FY2008 $6,605,528 GF

Page 108, line 9, strike "$5,870,354,889" and insert "$5,876,899,266".
Page 108, line 9, strike "$6,000,814,369" and insert "$6,007,419,897".
Page 131, line 43, strike "$5,400" and insert "$6,000".
Page 133, line 27, after "projected." insert:
"The Department of Education is also authorized to expend unobligated balances for grants to qualifying schools and community-based groups for one-time expenses related to start-up or expansion of programs."

(This amendment provides $6.5 million the first year and $6.6 million the second year from the general fund to increase the per student allocation from $5,400 up to $6,000. The per child grant amount has not been increased since the program's inception in 1996.)